That is not an equivalence. Such a practice would not time-shift the
function of the operator ... he/she would still have to spend time
listening to the stored output to make use of it. With Skimmer, the
operator can be running stations (or napping) while Skimmer performs ALL
necessary receiving functions and shifts the result to a point in time
where the operator can make use of it upon demand.
Leigh S. Jones, KR6X wrote:
> To the degree that this is true, so might a receiver; it's only necessary
> that the receiver output be stored. yet no one is seriously suggesting
> that a receiver should be disallowed.
> From: AB7E
>> With all due respect, I don't believe that is true. Skimmer
>> time-shifts. All of the other things you mention require that the
>> operator actually be in the chair to take advantage of them. Skimmer,
>> even a local-only one, does not. It very effectively performs its
>> intended function even if the operator is taking a nap.
>> Dave AB7E
>> Joe Subich, W4TV wrote:
>>> CW Skimmer is a new application of existing technology (CW decoders,
>>> broadband receivers, panadapters, additional receiver, etc.) that
>>> allows an operator to be more productive IN ANOTHER AREA of the
>>> contest art. Other than the manner of presentation it breaks no
>>> new ground.
>>> A local Skimmer is to CW Decoders and SOnR as computer logging
>>> is to the paper logs and dupe sheet. It breaks no new ground
>>> in function ... only in form.
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